'Tis the time of Christmas cheer for most of us in the Western World. This usually translates into social engagements such as Christmas drinks, office parties, local get-togethers and family gatherings with the aftermath of uncomfortable symptoms from overeating and drinking including brain fog, wind and bloating, to name a few. The weather doesn’t help either with cold, miserable, grey light-deficient days and long nights.
With the festive season comes an overindulgence in foods that we don’t normally eat, but love including mince pies, Christmas pudding, and rich cheeses. Apparently, each person in the UK consumes an average of 15 mince pies over the Christmas period. As a nation, that is over 780 million mince pies!